Extensions: .pic, .raw, .xml

Developer: Bio-Rad

Owner: Carl Zeiss, Inc.


BSD-licensed: No

Export: No

Officially Supported Versions:

Reader: BioRadReader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

Freely Available Software:

We currently have:

  • a PIC specification document (v4.5, in PDF)
  • an older PIC specification document (v4.2, from 1996 December 16, in DOC)
  • a large number of PIC datasets
  • the ability to produce new datasets

We would like to have:


Pixels: 5 - Outstanding

Metadata: 5 - Outstanding

Openness: 4 - Very Good

Presence: 4 - Very Good

Utility: 4 - Very Good

Additional Information

Please note that while we have specification documents for this format, we are not able to distribute them to third parties.